I know every other blogger has blogged about Eminem's Mosh, but it looks like a nice bandwagon, so I'll hop on.
A few years ago, Eminem released "The Real Slim Shady", in which he described himself in the following lines:
"And there's a million of us just like me
who cuss like me; who just don't give a fuck like me"
"And every single person is a Slim Shady lurkin
He could be workin at Burger King, spittin on your onion rings
Or in the parkin lot, circling
Screaming "I don't give a fuck!"
with his windows down and his system up"
And now, thanks to George W. Bush, the REAL Slim Shady stands up. He stands up on SNL holding a sign that says "VOTE", and he stands up to deliver these lines:
"Imagine it pouring, it's raining down on us
Mosh pits outside the oval office
Someone's tryina tell us something,
Maybe this is god just sayin' we're responsible
For this monster, this coward,
That we have empowered"
This is no longer the guy who didn't give a fuck, the guy who expressed his anger by rolling the windows up and turning on the volume. This is a guy who stars in a video in which a revolutonary army is assembled by the disenfranchised, and goes to war in the voting booth. Eminem is one of the most popular artists in America today, and by his decision to participate in the civic discourse, he becomes one of the most important artists in America.